Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

Disclosure AffiliateThis Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is fun to make and delicious to eat. Use pretzels, mini chocolate chips and M&Ms to create your own Rudlophs!

Ask any kid who their favorite reindeer is and chances are that they will answer “Rudolph!” Well, that’s a great choice and is an especially fun one for baking. With a bright red M&M nose, this Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe is easy to identify as Santa’s lead reindeer.

The homemade peanut butter cookie recipe we use for these cookies is easy to whip together, but if you just want to do the fun part of decorating with your kids, you could start with a refrigerated cookie dough instead.


Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe

1/2 cup Peanut Butter
1/2 cup Butter
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
1 1/3 cup Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
48 Red M&M’s
96 Mini Chocolate Chips
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Break pretzels into pieces to use as antlers.
Preheat oven to 350.
Cream together peanut butter, butter, sugar and brown sugar until smooth.
Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, beating until incorporated.
Roll into 1/2-3/4″ balls and place on cookie sheet several inches apart.
Sprinkle with sugar and gently make an indentation slightly off the center of each cookie.
Bake 12-14 minutes.
Place an M&M in the indentation of each cookie.
Insert 2 mini chocolate chips (pointy side down) above the M&M to be the eyes.
Insert 2 pretzel pieces to be the antlers.
If the antlers won’t stick, place some chocolate chips in a sandwich bag and microwave 30 seconds and knead until soft. Clip the very tip of the corner and pipe onto cookie to act as glue.

Rudolph Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe


Reindeer Hot Chocolate Mix


For some extra fun, team up these cookies with our with our with our Reindeer Hot Chocolate! Packaging the two together would make a really fun Christmas gift.

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Chrysa is the founder and owner of, a site dedicated to living a fabulous life on a frugal budget. Her approach is that by spending less on the boring everyday stuff, you can have more money to splurge on the things you REALLY want, whether it’s travel, fashion, electronics – you name it! Chrysa is married, has a 8-year old nephew she dotes on, as well as three lovable cats and a big sweetie of a German Shepherd.


  1. This is adorable! i want to make these with my daughter.

  2. What a cute idea! I love how simple and easy it is too.

  3.' Deb's Cell Wessel says:

    very cute, but need to be quick to put the face/antlers on while warm….cookies are allittle more ‘crunchy’ on the outside and breaks easily when putting in the antlers…alittle more work than I expected, but cute.


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